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The plan above shows Isela Rubalcava Boulevard, which is going to be extended
to Spur 16 in order to improve the traffic flow near the EPCC Northwest
campus, Canutillo High School, and the Westside Sports Complex.
The City of El Paso’s Capital Improvement Department announced that construction of the Isela Rubalcava Boulevard project began on Monday, Oct. 16.
This is the road that provides the only access to the Northwest Campus from South Desert Boulevard.
Upon completion, the road will extend from South Desert Boulevard to Spur 16.
Currently, anyone at EPCC or Canutillo High School would have to go to South Desert Boulevard, turn left at Paseo del Norte, turn left at Loop 375, then drive west toward Doniphan Drive to reach all the area north of the two schools.
The Isela Rubalcava Boulevard extension will shorten that trip with a secondary entrance and egress point.
This extension will provide both campuses with a secondary entrance and egress point.
The improved road will also intersect with the Westside Sports Complex access road.
The road project is scheduled to take nine months.
The road construction, which is being funded by the Texas Department of Transportation, will include four lanes separated by a median and lighted sidewalks on each side.
The outside lanes will allow use by bicycles.
The scheduled 9 months of construction should not interfere with traffic entering or leaving the Northwest campus nor interfere with the Early College High School campus.